Brain Awareness Week

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Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

40

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

As high school students, we hosted a neuroscience exhibit complete with captivating poster boards and 3D models on topics like neural engineering, neurodegenerative disorders, and brain injury. We were able to gauge the interest in the community with a sign-in sheet and a "feedback box". We were thrilled that some people specifically came for the exhibit after seeing the press release in a local newspaper. In addition, the comments that we received were indicative of the success of our exhibit. Our goals were to bring neuroscience into the community and generate an interest about the brain; we believe that we surpassed our initial objectives!

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Publicity through social media was helpful. We also publicized through our school and local newspapers. The press releases (in various newspapers) were helpful in drawing attention to the exhibit.

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Coloring Sheets

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Participating in Brain Awareness Week helped our community gain exposure to the field of neuroscience and the latest research. BAW helped students to learn about the brain. The feedback that we received demonstrated the immediate outcomes of the exhibit that we hosted.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

The materials that Dana Foundation provides is very useful and informative. We offered the materials as "prizes" that students could take home after viewing the entire exhibit. Also, publicizing in advance is important.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

The video about Brain Awareness Week was helpful.

Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Karishma Muthu

Contact Phone:

5629163587

Contact Email:

Karishmuthu@gmail.com

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